For years, we have been exploring the potential link between sleep apnea and chronic kidney disease (it’s why a nephrologist might recommend a sleep appliance). A number of studies have shown a significant link, but now a new study from Taiwan gives us some of the strongest evidence yet, and it […]
There are still many mysteries surrounding the dangers of sleep apnea, but we are working hard to understand them. But it’s not always easy to collect all the relevant data. Researchers hope that the establishment of a new registry for sleep apnea-related surgical deaths will help isolate the causes that increase surgical risk, […]
The most serious health effect of sleep apnea is the damage and deterioration of the cardiovascular system. Heart damage, hardened arteries, and increased stroke risk are among the effects of sleep apnea, but the most easily detectable sign of impending cardiovascular injury is high blood pressure (hypertension).
We know that many women who don’t otherwise snore will snore during pregnancy. This snoring may be a sign that they are experiencing sleep apnea. Now a new study shows that these sleep breathing problems also affect the baby’s oxygen supply.